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Scale restricted dressing up

1:x only today please
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1. There does not appear to be a category for fancy-dress costume rules?

2. Mrs P. was passing through Glasgow today and saw a group of people at the bus station; one was dressed as a hamster, one as a Mexican and one as a banana. I appreciated the incongruity of this, and considered that it would be a lot less incongruous if the group had all dressed as things to the same scale.

So, for instance, at a scale of 8:1, our group could have been a rat, a banana and a mobile telephone. Conversely, at a scale of 1:4 we could have had an elephant, a yacht, and a garden shed.

The rules could specify whether animate objects are permitted (if one wished to rule out hamsters and rats), or what latitude in scaling would be permitted (I suggest 10% as a generous limit).

Also a very strict rule would be to forbid dressing up as a scale model of something else. No attending the 1:100 party dressed as "an huge enormous million-to-one-scale sculpture of a virus"

pocmloc, Nov 13 2010

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       I regularly dress up as a 1:100 depiction of a 100:1 model of myself. But my bum still looks big.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 13 2010
  

       [Addendum - my bum does not actually look big, being as it is rather well-formed and trim. The foregoing comment was made only for light comic effect.]
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 13 2010
  

       <looks up> yep, looks good from here.
po, Nov 13 2010
  

       gotta say, I'd appreciate the dressing-up even more by the incongruity of scale itself, sorry -1.
po, Nov 13 2010
  

       <looks down> Hey!! No up-kilt photos, m'kay?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 13 2010
  

       Are you proposing similar rules for dressing down?
infidel, Nov 13 2010
  

       What if I want to dress up as an abstraction?
mouseposture, Nov 13 2010
  

       for the ladies the little-black-hologram costume that goes with every size.
FlyingToaster, Nov 13 2010
  

       @last paragraph: I'm throwing a 1,000,000:1 virus party. Who wants to be HIV?
DrWorm, Nov 13 2010
  

       //Who wants to be HIV?// That's a very retro look.
mouseposture, Nov 13 2010
  

       //What if I want to dress up as an abstraction?//   

       Well, [mouseposture], we have curvy Miro costumes, we have square-shouldered Mondrian costumes... or you could just put a dirty sheet over your head and be a Malevich.
pertinax, Nov 14 2010
  
      
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